[Share n burn] Today's coronavirus (COVID-19) links - April 9, 2020

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In no particular order, here are today's links from my RSS feed. Please consider clicking through to upvote any Steem post(s) on the list.

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As mentioned in previous posts, here is a visualization tool for mapping the cases of COVID-19 occurrences.

According to the site, this morning's worldwide number of reported cases was 1,498,833 with 337,074 recoveries, 89,915 fatalities, and 432,554 cases in the US.

Of the cases in the US, the site reports that there have been 24,125 recoveries, 14,808 deaths, and 16,746 cases in my state, Pennsylvania.


  1. Steem @steem-beat: COVID-19 is now a Global Crisis, but Georgia is ahead of the curve

  2. Steem @rt-international: Rice & wheat prices surge amid fears Covid-19 lockdown may threaten global food security

  3. Steem @krnel: Predictive Programming of a Post-Pandemic World

  4. The Rise and Spread of a 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory - Subtitle: From an interview with an obscure Belgian doctor to apparent arson attacks in the UK, the unfounded claim that the pandemic is linked to 5G has spread unlike any other.

  5. A coronavirus vaccine that wouldn’t require a shot

  6. Fighting Covid-19 Shouldn't Mean Abandoning Human Rights - Subtitle: Democracies everywhere have tried to build legal protections for privacy and basic freedoms. But surveillance aimed at addressing the pandemic could dismantle them.

  7. Jobless claims soar again in early April as coronavirus layoffs swell to nearly 17 million

  8. Trump is creating a 'dangerous situation' by promoting an unproven coronavirus treatment, according to an expert on misinformation

  9. Self-driving car LIDAR stalwart Velodyne sued for sacking a third of its staff claiming coronavirus was the cause - Subtitle: Employees allege offshoring was reason behind next-day sacking of 140 staff

  10. Death Cuts the Degree of Separation Between You and Covid-19 - Subtitle: If knowing someone who has died would make the pandemic concrete for someone in the US—real and actionable—how many have to die? Here's the grim math.

  11. 80% of NYC's coronavirus patients who are put on ventilators ultimately die, and some doctors are trying to stop using them

  12. Europe calls for single app to track coronavirus. Meanwhile America pretends it isn’t trying to build one at all - Subtitle: Plus, what’s big tech doing to help? Not much it seems, Bill Gates excepted

  13. How to Think about COVID-19 like an M.D. - Subtitle: Harvard medical students created a free curriculum to give their peers and others a physician’s-eye view of the pandemic

  14. Opinion: This tech CEO is paying restaurants hit by the coronavirus to cook meals and deliver them to people in need - Subtitle: Twitch CEO Shear: How you can support small businesses and food service workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

  15. Some auto insurers are giving refunds because of the coronavirus outbeak — here’s how you can get a break too - Subtitle: Allstate, Geico and Liberty Mutual are giving refunds to drivers. State Farm says it’s closely monitoring the situation

  16. More than half of renters say they lost their jobs due to coronavirus: ‘They could face housing situations that spiral out of control’ - Subtitle: ‘Low-income renters, especially those who lose employment during the crisis, will have a hard time paying back rent’

  17. America might survive coronavirus. But will the election? - Subtitle: The jobs and savings situations look like they’ll get worse before they get better, as COVID-19 cases continue to spread

  18. More Democrats than Republicans say coronavirus hurts their finances and health; young people say their jobs are most at risk

  19. Watch out, everyone, here come the Coronavirus Cops, enjoying their little slice of power way too much - Subtitle: Brit cops turn to drones, now mobile tools to make everyone’s lives a misery

  20. COVID-19 Has Reduced the Risk of a Post-Halving (Bitcoin) Price Dump

  21. With ventilators running out, doctors say the machines are overused for Covid-19

  22. Heart Damage in COVID-19 Patients Puzzles Doctors - Subtitle: Up to one in five hospitalized patients have signs of heart injury. Cardiologists are trying to learn whether the virus attacks the organ

  23. The Best Hopes for a Coronavirus Drug - Subtitle: If there is a way to stop COVID-19, it will be by blocking its proteins from hijacking, suppressing, and evading humans’ cellular machinery.

  24. Modeling coronavirus: ‘Uncertainty is the only certainty’

  25. 'NOT NOW': US's leading experts on coronavirus shoot down conspiracy theories about inflated death rates

  26. Alphabet's drone service has completed more than 1,000 deliveries during the past two weeks of the coronavirus crisis. One top product: toilet paper

  27. Stop covid or save the economy? We can do both

  28. A global hackathon to take on the coronavirus pandemic | Marko Russiver

  29. How to Teach Your Kids During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Try 'Unschooling'

    Here is the video

  30. Can Coal Survive the Coronavirus? - Subtitle: Diminished energy demand and the high price of coal is putting pressure on the struggling industry

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